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Greetings!

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Hi, my name is Winthur (pronounced like the season) and I am the new Fabric Designer here at Connecting Threads. I am so excited to be here. Designing fabric is my passion and I feel so blessed to be at work doing what I love, with a terrific group of people! In the four short weeks that I have been working here, I have found the energy to be so inspiring. …

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Introducing: Jamila!

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Hi! I’m Jamila and it’s my second week as Graphic Designer at Connecting Threads.
I come from a crafty background and love DIY, so it’s great to be a part of a team that’s all about supporting crafters like myself. From a young age, I learned to sew and knit from my grandmother and numerous aunts. Nowadays if I’m not working on something, life feels incomplete, whether it’s sewing costumes, cooking/baking, creating …

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Leaving Connecting Threads…moving back to New York!

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It is with a heavy heart and bittersweet sentiment that I say goodbye.  Goodbye to Connecting Threads, my coworkers turned family, and to all of you!  I have made the decision to move back to New York.  My time at CT has been amazing and the most invaluable experience of my career.  CT and all of you have helped put my face and name to all the art I create and helped in making me feel honored to have all …

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I’m Back!

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As many of our wonderful blog followers know, I have been out on maternity leave for a couple of months – and what a couple of months it has been! I want to start out by saying how lucky I feel to have such awesome coworkers here at CT. During my time away, my colleagues took on so many of my duties and truly let me focus my energy on my new job: taking care of …

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Fabulous Customer Creations

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Connecting Threads customers are the best! We say it all the time and it’s true. They take our products and create the most amazing projects. It makes us feel so good to see the keepsakes that are created from our fabrics and threads. The creativity out there just blows us away! Our staff comes up with some pretty awesome ideas, there is a lot of talent around here. Then our customers take it to a whole new level.

On a weekly basis we receive emails and Facebook posts with pictures of the things you, our customers, have done. Here is just a sampling of what we have seen lately.

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A quilter’s poem

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Connecting Threads has the BEST customers! That’s a fact. Every week we receive wonderful emails and letters from our amazing customers. They share their love of quilting and the things they have made using our products. One of our favorite things is knowing that we are a part of your memories. We know that they items we produce are transformed in the hands of our customers. The possibilities are endless. We also know that many of our customers use quilting as a social outlet. They are part of groups and clubs that come together to quilt, building lasting friendships.

One of our customers, Toni Leiboff, sent us the following poem about her Quail Ridge Quilters group in Southeast Arizona.

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Sue’s going away pillow

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When I heard that Sue was leaving us to move to Australia, I wanted to make her something to remember us by. I decided that I would make a pillow using Sue’s pattern, Sunflower Pillows (coming out in the near future!), and have all of us in the department sign our names on the petals. I used the ¡Fiesta! fabric line which worked perfectly with the already pieced blocks. 

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Happy New Year!

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It’s a new year and I love that! There is something about January 1st that fills me with optimism. I have my 2014 day planner and it is a blank slate. I look through it and I see possibility, I see options. On those empty pages I see days that are just waiting to be planned and lived.

I enjoy looking back at my day planner for last year and seeing all the things I had on the schedule. I remember sitting with my 2013 calendar when it was a blank slate and all the plans I was making. As I review my year, some of those plans came to fruition and some went out the window! What excites me the most are all the things that will happen this year that I don’t have on the schedule.

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